Have you ever walked into a grocery store and wondered where all the produce was? If the bins were low it was likely because the shipment hadn’t come in yet or the staff was in the middle of restocking the shelves. But what would happen if all the bees died off? Back in 2013, Whole Foods Market decided to highlight just how important bees are by removing the produce that relies on the pollinators from its store in University Heights, Rhode Island.
Take a look at the before and after photos:
More than half (52 percent) of the produce was removed from the shelves. Unfortunately, two years later, the problem still exists. Can you imagine a smoothie without the produce bees pollinate?
The grocery chain has suggested these ways of protecting bees: